There’s just something about the soft whiteness of a magnolia bud. It oozes purity to me, although the perfect creamy whiteness doesn’t usually last more than a day once the bud opens up. This bud is from the Magnolia little gem in our front garden.
This eucalyptus tree in our front garden is just filled with buds waiting to burst into bloom. I captured some part-burst yesterday afternoon. They are perfectly, symmetrically packed into each bud. Oh, to have a macro lens to get up close to these little gems…
I love the tones in this blue agapanthus flower, simple but striking.
I had to post my passionfruit flower photo. They are such striking flowers, the blue is so intense. We’ve never had any passionfruit from this vine, perhaps we will this year!
Another Spring photo with our crabapple tree in the front yard in blossom. John thought it was dead!!
I love shooting the first rose in my garden each Spring. Here is this year’s first for you to enjoy. By the way, it smells great too!
I captured this flower on the bank of the creek at Patonga. I love the reds and the rich purply tops of the petals, and it really stands out nicely with the greenery in the background.
Today we enjoyed wandering through the Newcastle Farmers Market. The problem with this market is how much money one could easily spend! There were lots of stalls selling loads of beautiful fresh produce. These proteas were just one thing…
There were lots of stalls at the annual Vacy Country Carnival, and one stall had a whole lot of different bromeliads. Some were in flower, some weren’t, but this one caught my eye with it’s big striking pink flower! It was just beautiful. I also love the white on the leaves.
OK, I’ll just be upfront and say I know my nature photography isn’t great, but that’s what this project is all about! I don’t have any fancy macro lenses, for this I have used my 50mm prime, which I am loving by the way. Just a cute little flower I noticed while photographing yesterday’s pond. I love the depth of field I can get with this lens, but I think I’ve gone slightly shallow because the front edge of the flower isn’t sharp. But, it’s a learning curve, and if you’re reading this you should already know that! 🙂